Nature, community and embodied creativity, are themes close to my heart and frequently visited in projects.

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composing  +  producing  +  practice research  

I am an artist working in sound, story, voice and music.  I have forged many successful collaborations working with other artists, academic researchers, producers, performers, writers, directors and organisations in a variety of settings.

 

Whether you’re interested in discussing music for a project or working collaboratively with me on something, commissioning research, or have an enquiry about a course or workshops, guest speaking or mentoring, please....

My work is wide-ranging and explores ideas using different media

find out more...

composing music & sound art

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Specialising in music and narrative and soundscape, I compose  music for media and performing arts, I have been composing to brief professionally since 2002, when after completing an MA in composing music for film and TV, I received the BBC Radio Drama composer-in-residence bursary.

Composing music across genres for numerous dramas, documentaries for film and performance, such as the BBC series Tommies, and Outsiders, and the award-winning US podcast The Heist.

Creating award-winning, critically acclaimed through-composed narrative work, described as ‘composed features’ commissioned by the BBC and international broadcasters, this work marries soundscape, field recording and electroacoustic composition with narrative, speech and scored instrumentation.

Co-creating socially engaged arts projects,

 

singing-songwriting. 

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storytelling in sound

Since 2003 I've produced award-winning radio and podcasts

BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service, NPR WNYC Radiolab + More Perfect, NY Times Podcast. Radio National (Australia) CBC (Canada) Newstalk (Ireland),

 I co-founded the co-operative production company Open Audio Ltd in 2012.

courses, workshops & mentoring

I create learning experiences that are responsive, inclusive, active and collaborative, and frequently work with the intelligence of the body and reflective practice. 

 

I run workshops and courses for professionals and community groups, mentor creative professionals and have taught at several universities, most recently I was a senior lecturer in Audio Production at Bournemouth University. I hold a PGCE in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have worked as an educator as part of my creative practice since 2007.

research

As an artist and independent researcher working at the confluence of art, broadcast media and academia I completed my practice research PhD at Bournemouth University in 2017, where I am now a visiting fellow and contribute to the Research Excellence Framework. My research interests and themes contributing to the fields of media practice and performance arts include: The relationship between the artistic elements in narrative forms, sound and wellbeing; voice, self and embodiment; music and narrative and musicality; reflective practice/theory; practice as research in the arts; autoethnography; somatic practices and the reading and articulation of the knowledge of the body.

guest speaking and consultation

Combining my knowledge and experience of arts, media and academia, I offer consultation in the areas I practice and research,

Examples of recent consultation work

 

Development support with

radio and podcast pitching and designing projects

Music and Narrative

support with music supervision and research

Creative Sound and Narrative

advice for arts and heritage projects.